Idea for NYC: Rapid transit by...

Nov 19, 2013 by

Rapid transit by belt conveyor A vision of the future, as published in Scientific American in 1910: The method of transportation by...

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Love letters play key role in ...

Nov 15, 2013 by

Fiery love letters play a big part in sensational divorce case Mrs Amelia Clara Zuck, wife of a wealthy farmer of this city, girlhood...

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From baby to child: Portraits ...

Nov 14, 2013 by

One of the benefits of having a prominent photographer for a father? Your childhood is well-documented. Here are five photos of...

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Youngest automobile globe-trot...

Nov 14, 2013 by

Youngest automobile globe-trotter has traveled 1,000 miles a month 18-months’ old John Edmund Hammond cranking papa’s...

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About the ancient territory of...

Nov 13, 2013 by

An ancient name is Flanders Question: I sometimes read about Flanders in the war reports from Europe. What country or territory is...

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A look from 1910 at the causes...

Nov 13, 2013 by

About dental caries Of all the tissues of the body, the dense, glistening enamel which coats the crowns of the teeth is the hardest...

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Why the Navy wanted binoculars...

Nov 13, 2013 by

Navy appeals for binoculars Following the precedent of the first World War, the Navy again is calling upon patriotic citizens who...

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Charming & seasonal decor...

Nov 10, 2013 by

Autumnal glories for Thanksgiving The autumnal glories left to us in the fields and woods in November in many parts of the United...

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Thanks-living: Show gratitude ...

Nov 10, 2013 by

“Thanks-Living” Proper way to show gratitude is doing good to others. Thanksgiving presupposes thankfulness. One cannot...

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Advice: Should a girl accept a...

Nov 8, 2013 by

Should a girl who works accept the attentions of her employer? by Idah M’Glone Gibson Dear Mrs Gibson: I have smiled and raged...

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Antique glass shampoo, lotion ...

Nov 7, 2013 by

Cocoanut Shampoo Wet hair and apply shampoo C L Hamilton Co. — Perfumers — Washington DC Exquisite Creme de Rose For face...

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Lincoln’s sister-in-law ...

Nov 4, 2013 by

Abe Lincoln’s sister-in-law casts first vote at age of 103 “I’m old enough to vote, ain’t I?”‘...

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Halloween scenes from 1910

Oct 30, 2013 by

Take a look at how some newspaper artists — including several schoolchildren — envisioned the Halloween celebration and...

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Up close: Antique leather lace...

Oct 30, 2013 by

While we don’t have a specific date of manufacture for these vintage black leather boots, we’re guessing they’re...

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Radium-infused vanishing cream...

Oct 21, 2013 by

Radium and beauty Peau de Velour is more than an exquisite night cream. It contains real radium — that wonder-element akin to...

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Day of dreadnought is past, pr...

Oct 21, 2013 by

The dreadnought was the most common type of battleship found in the world’s navies at the beginning of the 20th century. The...

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Prohibition & the medicin...

Oct 19, 2013 by

Medicinal use of alcohol American Medical Association veers from former opposition – New York County Society silenced To the...

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Shocking? Fur-trimmed stocking...

Oct 14, 2013 by

Isn’t it shocking? Dame fashion’s fur-trimmed stockings latest for dancing Dame Fashion won’t stop at anything...

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Pepsi Cola: Bracing & inv...

Oct 14, 2013 by

“My! Pepsi makes me feel ready for a good day’s work” Nothing to put you in prime fighting trim — to make you...

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Pleistocene age onward: Six th...

Oct 9, 2013 by

Six thousand million years of life At what period of the earth’s history life began no one knows. But the geologists calculate...

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Fame has drawbacks, says actre...

Oct 8, 2013 by

Fame has drawbacks — even spoils recreation by Theda Bara, Written especially for The Day Book Is there any fame that...

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Antique jewelry designs: Rings...

Sep 28, 2013 by

Classic vintage jewelry designs — brooches & pendants Gold brooch, pearl pendant, brilliant diamonds, pansy brooch, superb...

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Turn-of-the-century Halloween ...

Sep 28, 2013 by

For the Halloween party More and more are place cards being used for occasions when guests, small or large, are to be seated at a...

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Fad diets? Nature is the best ...

Sep 28, 2013 by

Nature is the best food specialist; appetite best advice by Herbert Quick A Cleveland physician recommends red pepper as a very...

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The Colt home in Hartford, Con...

Sep 21, 2013 by

The site was originally part of the spacious Colt estate, and it commands a magnificent view from its ridge-top location over the Park and the Connecticut River Valley to the east.

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Titanic rescue: First Carpathi...

Sep 20, 2013 by

First photographs of scenes connected with the Titanic disaster Authentic pictures of the Titanic survivors and their arrival in New...

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Latest fashion: The pantalette...

Sep 15, 2013 by

Here it is again: The pantalette – they are wearing ’em, too Don’t be shocked, girls. They are pantalettes, and...

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Food to keep stars young: May ...

Sep 14, 2013 by

What food keeps stage stars so young? May Robson’s stuffed peppers By Caroline Coe May Robson, who has so successfully starred...

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Sarah Bernhardt: Her final per...

Sep 14, 2013 by

After injuring her right knee in a 1905 production of La Tosca, Sarah Bernhardt injured her knee — which never healed properly....

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This huge beast once roamed th...

Sep 13, 2013 by

This huge beast once roamed the US Giant Ground Sloth’s skeleton dug from the La Brea asphaltum beds near Los Angeles,...

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The exclusiveness of a fine mo...

Sep 13, 2013 by

Exclusiveness of fine motor car At a gathering of enthusiastic motorists the other evening, Mr AW Barber, distribute of...

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Truth of Liberty Bell’s ...

Sep 10, 2013 by

This is actually only one of several theories, with very little actual evidence. In truth, it seems no one actually knows for sure...

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National Cash Register: Your s...

Sep 9, 2013 by

The National Cash Register company was started in 1884, and was one of the first such companies. They have also been one of the most...

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Tesla on the fallacy of Frankl...

Sep 8, 2013 by

Who else would you turn to in order to build a better (electrical) mousetrap in the early 20th century? Nikola Tesla would end up...

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Problems of a young housewife:...

Sep 7, 2013 by

Problems of a young housewife – the general cost of living The rent bill, the provision bills, the electric light or gas bill,...

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In the shadow: The haunted hou...

Sep 6, 2013 by

In the shadow: Many legends of old houses and their spirits Gilbert Chesterton proclaims his mysticism, so nobody ought to be...

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The evolution of home brew bee...

Sep 2, 2013 by

The Christian Heurich Brewing Company was a Washington DC brewery that was in business from 1894 to 1956. Its founder, Christian...

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Men: Clothes to flatter your b...

Aug 25, 2013 by

How your clothes can make you look stouter or slimmer, taller or shorter Polite society never introduces the question of weight in...

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Gorham Sterling Silverware: A ...

Aug 24, 2013 by

A luxury yesterday, a necessity today The generation of people who locked up their silverware in cupboards and cabinets has given way...

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